Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Glenfarclas
Distillation Date 1953
Style Single Malt Whisky

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1953

In Autumn of 2007, Glenfarclas released a massive back catalogue of vintage casks. There are 43 between years 1952 to 1994. This single malt Speyside whisky was distilled in 1953.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Rich, honey, sherry. Peels, beeswax. Kirsch, winter berry compote.

Palate Full, cereals. Barley and toffee. Something slightly herbal. The oak develops.

Finish Long, ripe citrus, hints of the botrytis - Tokaji?

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Glenfarclas Family Cask 1953
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Reviews for Glenfarclas 1953 Family Cask
The nose is as one expected. A big, nutty, coffee laced, mature sherry monster with a slight leafiness. Quite linear, but for a sherry cask this old it has a lovely freshness and an earthy complexity of toffee, walnuts and associated wood notes.

The palate is dry, woody and so tannic it’s unbelievable. The tannins are a bit on the green side and it feels like one has been licking the inside of the cask. Funnily enough there’s not much distillery character or even spirit character present.

With water it becomes slightly sugary, but that’s about it. Impressive if you like this sort of whisky and at around £750-£800, you’ve really got to like woody old sherried malts!
Master of Malt Customer
13 years ago